Help TRUE Model Jaclyn Raise Funds For Texas Residents
Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey get back on their feet.
Just last week, Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas. With winds of 130 mph, it was classified as a Category 4 Hurricane that dropped 40-52 inches of rainfall in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, triggering flash flooding in parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Harvey made its way around southern Texas for days, breaking all-time continental U.S. tropical cyclone rain records and wreaking havoc on entire communities and their residents. Hurricane Harvey may have come and gone, but its impacts will be felt for weeks to come.
Even as the rain and wind said their goodbyes, the region affected continued to suffer consequences of the storm. Explosions took place at a chemical plant following the storm, and many hazards hide within the floodwaters that enveloped the region. At least 39 people have died, and survivors face hurdles of their own, now being forced to deal with the aftermath. Shelters are housing tens of thousands of Texas residents as homes have been destroyed and communities are left in shambles. Hurricane Harvey was the nation’s first major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricane landfall since Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida in October 2005, and was the strongest landfall in the region of Texas since Hurricane Carla in September 1961.
Along with the victims that lost their lives due to Harvey, millions are homeless, and many are still unaccounted for. Several foundations have been started to raise funds for affected residents and their areas, one called United Way of Orange County, Texas, started by our very own TRUE Model Jaclyn.
Jaclyn is from Orange County, Texas. Orange County is located 100 miles east of Houston on the Texas Louisiana border. Orange Country, and north of it, received 45 inches of rain from Harvey. As a result, historic flooding of all bayous and the Sabine river has been reported, mirroring the catastrophic destruction seen in Houston. A main concern of Jaclyn’s and others alike is that, since Orange County is a small town, it won’t receive the same attention Houston is receiving, and so she’s taking things into her own hands. In order to raise money for her friends and family living in Orange County, along with its other residents, Jaclyn created United Way of Orange County, Texas to restore Orange County and get its residents back on their feet.